Jack Delosa dropped out of college at the age of 18 to go into business. Using funds borrowed from “a very reluctant bank,” he and two partners started a call center. Over the next two years, Delosa lost money and staff. However, with a lot of hard work, he was able to rebuild the business. Today, Delosa runs The Entourage, an advisory firm for entrepreneurs under 40, and MBE Education, a business education resource for SMEs. Through these two ventures, Delosa trains and nurtures thousands of entrepreneurs across Australia every year. “If you were learning to be an engineer you wouldn’t take advice from a lawyer about how to build a bridge and the same applies to people who want to be an entrepreneur,” he says.
A spokesperson for entrepreneurship in Australia, Delosa regularly writes for publications such as The Age, Australian Anthill, and Sydney Morning Herald. He has been named one of the country’s top 10 entrepreneurs under 30 by Dynamic Business magazine.